664

12-input analog field mixer with 16-track integrated recorder and timecode.

Overview

12-input field mixer with 16-track integrated recorder and timecode. Six mic/line inputs with phantom, high-pass, and limiters plus six line-only inputs. Master L/R outputs plus aux buses. Records broadcast WAV and MP3 files to CompactFlash and SD cards. Powered by 10-18 VDC or 5-AA batteries.

12-Input 664 Field Production Mixer With 16-Track Recorder

The 664 was the first of the popular 6-Series mixer/recorders to be released. It has 12 analog inputs, four output buses, and records these 16 tracks to both CF and SD cards. This unprecedented amount of I/O connectivity and recording capability makes the 664 perfect for a wide range of production applications.

12 Inputs

The 664 has six ultra-low noise, high-dynamic-range mic/line inputs. These transformer-less preamps offer analog peak limiters, high-pass filters, input trim controls, and direct outputs. Input connectors 1 and 6 can be selected to accept AES42 or AES3 digital signals. Six line-level inputs, 7 through 12, are available by reassigning direct
outputs as inputs from the Input Setup Menu. With an attached CL-6 Controller, inputs 7-12 have dedicated fader control.

Output Flexibility

In complex, multi-camera productions, output flexibility is essential. The 664 offers three sets of balanced left/right outputs. Two additional output buses, X1 and X2, appear on balanced TA3 connectors. XLR and multi-pin outputs are selectable to AES3 digital.

Recording Capability

The 664 can record all inputs and output buses, for 16 record tracks. Recordings are saved to CompactFlash and SD cards as either 16- or 24-bit Broadcast WAV files. Scene, take, track, notes, and time code metadata are recorded with the file. All popular production sampling rates are supported. MP3 recording is available for transcription
applications.

Clear, fast, easy to navigate controls and interface. Important controls are on dedicated knobs and switches, while additional features are quickly accessed through the intuitive LCD-based menu control.

Integrated Timecode

With the mixer’s built-in, rock-steady Ambient timecode generator, multiple devices can operate in synchronization. The 664 operates as either a timecode master clock or its clock can be jammed from external timecode. A helpful timecode compare utility shows the difference between internal and external timecode.

6-Series Gets a Wingman

Wingman, a wireless remote control option for the 6-Series mixer/recorder line, is a free application that, when paired with the required WM-Connect Bluetooth® Smart USB accessory, enables clear views of metering and timecode display on the larger screens of iOS and Android mobile devices. With Wingman, Sound Mixers can:

  • View meters, timecode, and frame rate
  • Start and stop recordings
  • Arm, disarm, and name tracks
  • Edit a take’s metadata
  • Circle takes and set False takes
  • Manage, create, and email sound reports

Click Here to learn more about Wingman.

Third-Party Remote Control

The ability to remotely control any 6-Series mixer/recorder (688, 664, and 633) makes for greater convenience and flexibility on set and in the field. With wireless remote control, via Android and iOS mobile devices, Sound Mixers can:

  • Start and stop recordings
  • Arm and name tracks
  • Edit a take’s metadata
  • Circle takes and set False takes
  • View, transmit, and receive timecode
  • Create sound reports

664 with :wave / MovieSlate app, and 664 with Ambient ACN Network

Sound Devices 6-series mixer/recorders support third-party solutions including Ambient™ Recording (along with Lockit Network GmBH) and Timecode Systems (with PureBlend Software).

  • If you currently have the necessary gear from Ambient, additional investment should be nominal. You can learn more by visiting Ambient’s website.
  • If you already have the :wave from Timecode Systems and/or PureBlend’s MovieSlate app with Sound Dept. PRO, you should be ready to rock as well. You can learn more about the combined solution here from Timecode Systems and MovieSlate
  • Requires a Firmware update to Version 3.10 or later
  • Our firmware updates are free to our customers.

If you have questions about the necessary equipment for either solution, click HERE.

For questions on pricing and where to purchase gear/software from either Timecode Systems, Ambient, or PureBlend Software, please contact them directly as they will be able to best answer any questions about their solutions.

2 Year Warranty

One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration. Click Here for more information.

Specifications

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Analog Inputs
Digital Inputs
Analog Outputs
Recording
Digital Outputs
Timecode and Sync
Power
Environmental
Dimensions and Weight

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One-year standard warranty turns into two-years upon registration.

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Downloads

Latest Firmware: 664 Firmware v4.60
Fixed
Rare event where takes disappeared after renaming has been eliminated.

Known Issues
Auto-Mute timecode modes output timecode for a few seconds after booting up from a full shutdown.
Sound Devices has worked directly with Delkin to identify an intermittent Media I/O issue with newer Delkin CF 500x and CF 700x cards. Delkin has confirmed that a recent change to these two cards is most likely responsible for the errors. Cards containing KZ in the serial number are susceptible to this issue and should not be used. Cards containing VB in the serial number will function correctly and are approved. Deklin CF 1000x and 1050x cards do not experience this issue and may continue to be used. Click here for the 6-Series Approved Media List.

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